Friday, April 6th
Parisian trained designer David Peck studied fashion design at Ecole Parsons à Paris after beginning his career as a classical cellist, earning top honors as Designer of the Year for his thesis collection. While in Paris, David worked for renowned fashion houses such as Paco Rabanne, Junichi Hakamaki, and Robert Normand, and as a style consultant and costume designer for several films.
David’s work continued in New York before moving to Houston in 2010. He is the creative director of Miles David where each garment is skillfully hand crafted and created in the Miles David factory in Houston, TX. David’s designs for Miles David give elegance a delightful spin through collaborations with artists and textiles sourced from around the globe. Exuberant color, playful textures, and artistic prints are infused in each of his designs, many of which are limited editions.
In addition to his work with Miles David. David serves on the Advisory Board of Directors for Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), the Fashion Design and Merchandising Advisory Board for Houston Community College, and PS One Portfolio School in Beijing, China. He served as Chair of the Fashion Task Force for the Greater Houston Partnership for four years. His latest work as a creative consultant had him overseeing the uniform design of Hotel Ylem and Oxbow 7 at the newly opened Le Méridien Houston Downtown.
David has been a guest artist at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He was named one of Houston Chronicle’s Most Interesting People of 2015, and a Rising Star by the League of Women Voters. He served three years as the Creative Director and Producer for the KNOWAutism Gala. He has co-chaired the Alley Theatre Ball After Party. He and his wife Michelle are the co-chairs of the Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) 2018 Gala in April 2018 and Judy’s Mission Possible Luncheon in May 2018.
David’s work has been featured on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily and in publications such as Teen Vogue, Lucky, Marie Claire, InStyle, and People Style Watch as well as popular television shows Hart of Dixie and E! News. Celebrities who have worn David’s designs include Kate Bosworth, Jaime King, Giuliana Rancic, Mayim Bialik, Maggie Grace, Ashlan Gorse, Rose McGowan, Esperanza Spalding, Lauren Conrad, and Taylor Swift. His work has been exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.